- Jun 2, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- The Exers
Because they know the rusted-ons will watch anyway, especially if it's a monopoly situation.I recently read an article bemoaning how poor the MNF coverage had become in the US, with their focus on big garish graphics and clueless commentators, and it got me wondering why TV stations are so keen to attract non-sports fans to their telecasts even at the risk of alienating the rusted-ons who make the rights so valuable in the first place. It's certainly how it felt in Nine's last few years.
What I don't get is why their approach would attract casuals/non-sports fan. It just looks off-putting to any kind of person. Perhaps I over-estimate the lowest common denominator....
Also interestingly I find that 7's coverage seems higher-brow than Fox's despite being FTA rather than subscription. Watching 7 at times feels very radio-esque (no doubt an influence on signing so many ex-ABC guys + Ponting), whereas Fox feels more of a standard TV coverage (but probably still better than most TV cricketing broadcasts). From what I remember the 4 and Sky were kind of similar in that regard?